Respect - Tamanna Solanki
Before learning how to respect others, I, rather, naturally go through a journey to recognize how it feels to be respected. I simply feel respected when my parents listen to me, when they ask my opinion on trivial family matters, when my mentors acknowledge my curiosity, doubts and responses. I feel respected when my friends consider my opinion and collaborate and cooperate with me now and then. And all these things taught me to be respectful to others irrespective of their age. This develops self-esteem, which also gives us confidence and courage and a very positive feeling.
Most of the time, when we respect others, we are likely to get it back. But, I feel we can never be certain that giving respect ensures getting respect. As the saying goes, "Respect is not demanded; it is commanded". So, for commanding respect, we need to become worthy of others' respect. Since we are living in a society, respect for others is a must value to inculcate. And this can be done only when we respect ourselves first.
In the end, I would like to say that respect is a vital human value that is necessary for adapting to social behaviour and, therefore human survival.
The Fabindia School
It is a recognition of approach and knowledge of litter angelReplyDelete
It is commendable that writer is having such clarity on the value that most elders don't pay much attention to; and ability to express it at such age.ReplyDelete